Jim Elliot

The board at the Sicamous United Church is hoping to work with the District of Sicamous on a solution to provide alternate housing for people who have been camping out in their thrift store’s storage area. (Google Maps Image)

Sicamous United Church seeks solution to help people camping in their storage area

Concerns have been raised over neighbourhood disturbance and a fire hazard.

The board at the Sicamous United Church is hoping to work with the District of Sicamous on a solution to provide alternate housing for people who have been camping out in their thrift store’s storage area. (Google Maps Image)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Police arrest Sicamous man twice in one morning

An incident of alleged break and enter was followed by a call about attempted tool theft

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Rider Express plans to expand to a new bus route adding a southerly route through the Okanagan to their Highway 1 service. (Rider Express Photo)

Rider Express seeks expanded Okanagan bus route

Route between Salmon Arm and Penticton being reviewed by the Passenger Transportation Board

Rider Express plans to expand to a new bus route adding a southerly route through the Okanagan to their Highway 1 service. (Rider Express Photo)
Police seized and returned stolen decorations displayed at a Salmon Arm home. They highlighted the Grinch inflatable which had apparently fallen flat in an expression of guilt. (RCMP Image)

Santa, reindeer remain in custody of Salmon Arm RCMP

Detachment hopes to return decorations to rightful owners before Christmas

Police seized and returned stolen decorations displayed at a Salmon Arm home. They highlighted the Grinch inflatable which had apparently fallen flat in an expression of guilt. (RCMP Image)
Police seized and returned stolen decorations displayed at a Salmon Arm home. They highlighted the Grinch inflatable which had apparently fallen flat in an expression of guilt. (RCMP Image)

Santa, reindeer remain in custody of Salmon Arm RCMP

Detachment hopes to return decorations to rightful owners before Christmas

Police seized and returned stolen decorations displayed at a Salmon Arm home. They highlighted the Grinch inflatable which had apparently fallen flat in an expression of guilt. (RCMP Image)
The District of Sicamous plan to develop a community daycare space is proceeding now that funds from the provincial government for the purchase and renovation of a building have come through. (Contributed)

What’s the good news, 2020? Sicamous receives funding for new daycare

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

The District of Sicamous plan to develop a community daycare space is proceeding now that funds from the provincial government for the purchase and renovation of a building have come through. (Contributed)
Bastion Elementary students are national finalists in a contest in which music classes sing covers of Canadian Songs. (CBC Music/Youtube)

Salmon Arm students reach finals in nationwide music competition

Bastion Elementary students sing their way to national recognition

Bastion Elementary students are national finalists in a contest in which music classes sing covers of Canadian Songs. (CBC Music/Youtube)
Parkview Elementary music teacher Kris Koenig directs Mrs. Peel’s Grade 3/4 class through their part of a school-wide Christmas concert that will be compiled into a video and streamed to parents. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Video: Sicamous elementary school’s Christmas concert goes digital

Students’ songs are being recorded against a green screen and assembled into a complete play

Parkview Elementary music teacher Kris Koenig directs Mrs. Peel’s Grade 3/4 class through their part of a school-wide Christmas concert that will be compiled into a video and streamed to parents. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
CVSE officers are patrolling the Sicamous area three or four days a week. (BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Facebook)

Commercial vehicle enforcement officers focus on Highway 1 near Sicamous

Officers will be in the area three or four days a week according to the ministry

CVSE officers are patrolling the Sicamous area three or four days a week. (BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Facebook)
Salmon Arm resident Nicholas Sayers is $75,000 richer after a scratch-off ticket win. (BCLC photo)

Salmon Arm man $75,000 richer after lottery win

Nicholas Sayers picked up a scratch-and-win ticket at the Co-op gas bar

Salmon Arm resident Nicholas Sayers is $75,000 richer after a scratch-off ticket win. (BCLC photo)
Stuart Warren, Noah Voss, Cassey Warren, Austin Waren and Diane Boxall collect food bank donations as part of the food drive organized by the Salmon Arm Scouts on Saturday, Dec. 5. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Snapshot: Scouting for donations

The First Salmon Arm Scouts collected food bank donations on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Stuart Warren, Noah Voss, Cassey Warren, Austin Waren and Diane Boxall collect food bank donations as part of the food drive organized by the Salmon Arm Scouts on Saturday, Dec. 5. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
RCMP stock photo (Black Press)

Shuswap man duped in fake gold jewelry scam

Sicamous RCMP searched a suspect vehicle but could not prove the occupants’ involvement

RCMP stock photo (Black Press)
RCMP stock photo (Black Press)

Sicamous man duped in fake gold jewelry scam

Police searched a suspect vehicle but could not prove the occupants’ involvement

RCMP stock photo (Black Press)
Police seized and returned stolen decorations displayed at a Salmon Arm home. They highlighted the Grinch inflatable which had apparently fallen flat in an expression of guilt. (RCMP Image)

Shuswap social media sleuth directs RCMP to decorations swiped in “Grinch-like” crime

Decorations stolen from five homes in Sicamous and Salmon Arm returned to rightful owners

Police seized and returned stolen decorations displayed at a Salmon Arm home. They highlighted the Grinch inflatable which had apparently fallen flat in an expression of guilt. (RCMP Image)
Police seized and returned stolen decorations displayed at a Salmon Arm home. They highlighted the Grinch inflatable which had apparently fallen flat in an expression of guilt. (RCMP Image)

Shuswap social media sleuth directs RCMP to decorations swiped in “Grinch-like” crime

Decorations stolen from five homes in Sicamous and Salmon Arm returned to rightful owners

Police seized and returned stolen decorations displayed at a Salmon Arm home. They highlighted the Grinch inflatable which had apparently fallen flat in an expression of guilt. (RCMP Image)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Masked suspect makes off with cash, cigarettes from Shuswap 7-Eleven

Robbery occurred on Dec. 6; Sicamous RCMP seeks suspect

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Masked suspect makes off with cash, cigarettes from Sicamous 7-Eleven

Robbery occurred on Dec. 6; RCMP seeks suspect

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at Lakeside Manor on Monday, Dec. 7, making the total three. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

UPDATE: Three cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Salmon Arm retirement living facility

Lakeside Manor working with Interior Health, confirmed cases in quarantine

Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at Lakeside Manor on Monday, Dec. 7, making the total three. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at Lakeside Manor on Monday, Dec. 7, making the total three. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

UPDATE: Three cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Salmon Arm retirement living facility

Lakeside Manor working with Interior Health, confirmed cases in quarantine

Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at Lakeside Manor on Monday, Dec. 7, making the total three. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
Damage to window panes at the downtown Salmon Arm Askew's location could still be seen on Dec. 4. It was apparently caused by a pellet gun overnight on Dec. 2. The uptown Askew's was also damaged. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

RCMP seek video, witnesses of shooting of Salmon Arm businesses

Windows at uptown and downtown Askew’s Foods locations damaged

Damage to window panes at the downtown Salmon Arm Askew's location could still be seen on Dec. 4. It was apparently caused by a pellet gun overnight on Dec. 2. The uptown Askew's was also damaged. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)